Houston CFO moves – week ending 18 August

CFO Andrew Smith resigned from Kirby Corporation, effective 7 Sept, to take another position (as yet not known).  Kirby has a market cap of $3.4 billion and has its head office just west of downtown Houston. The company is the nation’s largest tank barge operator. David Grzebinski, the CEO, will also serve as the interim CFO after Mr Smith departs. Mr Grzebinski was the CFO prior to Mr Smith joining the company.

Indoor Harvest Corp announced some senior executive changes following a change in strategic direction. The company, based in East Houston, trades over-the-counter (market cap $4 million) and is a manufacturer of indoor farming fixtures and equipment. Following a recent merger with Alamo CBD it is in the process of transitioning to a provider of personalized cannabis medicines. In conjunction with this merger, Rick Gutshall has been appointed interim CEO and CFO (he was formerly the CFO of Alamo CBD and prior to that has been a licensed financial adviser in the Austin area) and Annette Knebel was appointed the Chief Accounting Officer. Ms Knebel previously worked for Shawcor, HP and KBR.

Heath Cleaver has been appointed CFO of privately-owned Compressor Engineering Corporation (CECO) and CECO Pipeline Services.

TNT Crane & Rigging has appointed Chris Taylor as vice president of finance focused on acquisitions, capital expenditures and information technology. TNT is private equity backed (First Reserve) and has its corporate office near NRG Stadium.

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